Written by Sylvester Idowu, Warri
Wednesday, 04 April 2012
Delta State and its environs are now flooded with petroleum products, following massive loading of fuel at Matrix Energy Depot at Ifie near the Warri Refining and Petrochemical Company (WRPC) to curb the incessant fuel scarcity in the Niger Delta region.
Nigerian Tribune investigations revealed, on Tuesday, that it took security agents a hectic time to control desperate drivers of fuel tankers that thronged Matrix Energy Depot to lift petrol for onward delivery to the consumers.
There had been fuel shortage in some parts of Delta State in the past few weeks, as some petrol stations that had the commodity were selling between N110 and N150.
But following information that Matrix Energy Limited had taken delivery of petroleum products, oil marketers from across the Niger Delta region have been thronging the company’s plant at Iffie to load the products.
Group Head, Terminal and Trading of Matrix Energy, Mr. Luqman Salam Alada told Nigerian Tribune that the company had been loading fuel to customers since last Saturday but that the company decided to operate 24 hours loading since last Monday to tackle the perennial fuel scarcity in the region.
He said over three million litres of petrol were being loaded on a daily basis since last Monday and that this would correct the shortages being experienced at filling stations.
He disclosed that 220 trucks were being loaded daily since last Monday and that over 400 had been filled and discharged at the company’s six functioning loading arms.
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